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Raise Medicare Premiums???

Most Medicare beneficiaries pay a monthly premium for doctor visits (Part B) and prescription drug coverage (Part D).  The premiums people pay for parts B and D covers about 25% of what Medicare spends on these services.  Individuals with annual … Continue reading

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Increase Medicare Payroll Tax Rate?

The primary source of funding for Medicare hospital services (part A) comes from the payroll tax.  Workers and their employers contribute 1.45% of earnings for a total contribution of 2.9%.  Medicare also offers coverage for physician services (part B) and … Continue reading

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Will Medicare become a Premium Support Plan?

Today is Grandparents Day.  Medicare is very important to most Grandparents, now and in the future. Here is another way Medicare may change. Change Medicare to a Premium Support Plan (This is essentially the Romney Ryan plan) Under this proposal, … Continue reading

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Looking ahead with Medicare

Now that both the conventions are history and you now have to make a choice for Nov 6, I thought we would take a look at another possible medicare change… Raise Medicare Premiums for Higher-Income Beneficiaries Most Medicare beneficiaries pay … Continue reading

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How important is Social Security and Medicare to You?

AARP has been running a campaign over the last few months to find out what YOU think about Social Security and Medicare.  If you haven’t given your opinion yet you can go to http://www.earnedasay.com and answer a few questions.  AARP is … Continue reading

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Lightening the Load

My weight is going down.  My collection of “stuff” is going down.  My debt is going down. In April of 2011 I sold my house and started renting this wonderful condo/house.  Then I looked at my financial debt.  Much better … Continue reading

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